Meeting Minutes – April 2022

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BBV CERT General Meeting

On-line Via Zoom

April 18, 2022


Present:               Susan Elliott                                                        Dede Hermon

Nancy Karlson                                                    Tom Hermon

Ed Williams                                                         Barbara and Michael Marty

Sam Bolog                                                           Norma and Bob Grimes



Call to Order:

  • Susan called the meeting to order at 6:06 pm.


Treasurer Report:  

  • Dede reported that the April 17 balance was $2,827.83 compared to the March 28 balance of $2,827.63 with the increase attributed to an interest credit.


  • Dede also noted that a check will be issued in the coming month for insurance coverage.



General Topics of Discussion:

  • In-person Meetings:

Susan commented that CERT members will be able to resume in-person meetings at the Fire Station, pending submission of certain documents, and anticipates a June start at that location.


  • Upcoming events:
    • Tour de Big Bear August 6, 2022

Susan noted that CERT participation is planned with the location to be confirmed.


Dede additionally commented that Ham Radio Operators (ECS and CERT members in San Bernardino  County) have been given clearance to serve at Tour de Big Bear, Gran Fondo and Grizzly 100 as a training exercise without requiring a membership in MTARA.


  • Gran Fondo Opportunity

Susan reported that communication efforts have begun in order to assess what opportunities might exist for CERT to serve at this event.


  • Asset Committee:

No update


  • Renewal of CERT licenses (temporary stickers):

Susan reported that there is no additional information available at this time.


Specific Topic/Training: Disaster Psychology and Learning to Deal with Stress during a Response


The PowerPoint training presentation designated for this evening was not accessible, in its entirety, due to technical issues. Susan asked that Nancy distribute a link to each member in attendance for further review at their convenience (which she did later that evening).


Meeting adjournment:

There being no further questions or comments, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.


Next meeting:  May 23, 2022, at 6:00 pm, on-line



Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Karlson

BBV CERT Secretary

May 2022